Becky joined SPMB in 2015 and leads the firm’s Consumer Practice. She works with some of the nation’s most innovative growth companies as well as Fortune 500 companies, advising them on their talent strategies and Board composition. Becky’s diverse client base includes lululemon, Impossible Foods, Viking Cruises, Aritzia, Grove Collaborative, and IPSY. Working exclusively at the C-Suite level, she is known for her efforts to shine a spotlight on underrepresented minorities — 65% of Becky’s placements have been diversity candidates over the past three years.
Before joining SPMB, Becky was a Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry where she co-founded the Digital Practice and was a member of the Consumer Sector’s Global Leadership Team. Prior to that, she worked for Russell Reynolds Associates and was the Managing Director of the America’s Consumer Sector.
Becky is an endurance athlete who has completed multiple Ironmans, the Burning Man Ultramarathon (50k), the famous Quad Dipsea, the New York Marathon, and three 170 mile, multi-day self supported RacingThePlanet events in the Gobi Desert, Atacama Desert and Sri Lanka. She completed the Zion 100k outside of Zion National Park, the 24-Hour Summer Solstice run in San Francisco.
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What sports star would you most like to meet?
LeBron James. I’m a HUGE basketball fanatic and I think he’s the perfect athlete because he’s a great role model as a player and a person.
What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Physically, it’s the Racing The Planet ultras. They are 250 k/170 mile self supported runs through some of the harshest terrain on earth. I’ve done the events they’ve hosted in Sri Lanka, the Gobi Desert in China and the Atacama Desert in Chile. During the race I’m miserable – running in 100 degree heat with a 20 lb backpack, not enough water, freeze dried food I’m too tired to eat, sleeping on the rocky ground hoping wild animals don’t steal your stuff … it’s pure misery. And after every race, I can’t wait to sign up for the next one! I’ve also done Ironmans and other ultras, but nothing compares to Racing The Planet.
What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I’m an Ayn Rand fan. I read Atlas Shrugged every January.
What’s the most non-traditional job you’ve ever had?
I worked on a Presidential campaign once where for 4 months pretty much all I did was fake the candidates “autograph” on photos he then sent to supporters. He had nice handwriting and I didn’t, so I eventually got transferred to a different job.
What three things would you like to change in the world?
Education. Healthcare. Logistics. The first two are obvious, but the third is the most important. So many problems in the world exist in parallel universes. We have people starving, but throw away millions of lbs of food a day. Some places flood, others suffer from drought. Wouldn’t it be great if we could move resources around the world in the blink of an eye?